Increasing trunk flexion transforms human leg function into that of birds despite different leg morphology.

@article{Aminiaghdam2017IncreasingTF,
  title={Increasing trunk flexion transforms human leg function into that of birds despite different leg morphology.},
  author={Soran Aminiaghdam and Christian Rode and Roy M{\"u}ller and Reinhard Blickhan},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2017},
  volume={220 Pt 3},
  pages={
          478-486
        }
}
Pronograde trunk orientation in small birds causes prominent intra-limb asymmetries in the leg function. As yet, it is not clear whether these asymmetries induced by the trunk reflect general constraints on the leg function regardless of the specific leg architecture or size of the species. To address this, we instructed 12 human volunteers to walk at a self-selected velocity with four postures: regular erect, or with 30 deg, 50 deg and maximal trunk flexion. In addition, we simulated the axial… CONTINUE READING
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